Transfers Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: PSG prioritise Kante move Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:14 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Transfers Chelsea Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up PSG prioritise Kante moveParis Saint-Germain have made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante their top target for the summer transfer window, reports Le 10 Sport .The Ligue 1 leaders are eager to find a long-term replacement for Thiago Motta.Kante is considered to be the ideal candidate for that role, with the France international set to be offered a route back to his homeland. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal end David Luiz interestArsenal have ended their interest in signing Chelsea defender David Luiz as his wage demands are too high, reports the Daily Star.Arsene Wenger was open to raiding a London rival for the Brazil international, but his search for a centre-half will now shift elsewhere.Chelsea warned Hazard could leaveEden Hazard is a “top player” but may have to leave Chelsea for one of the “great teams in Europe” to become the best, says Claude Puel.The Blues star continues to be linked with Real Madrid and a man who previously worked with him at Lille feels he is deserving of such a stage.Read the full story on Goal.Sevilla closing on BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi is edging ever closer to completing a loan move from Chelsea to Sevilla, reports Mucho Deporte.Goal revealed on Tuesday that the La Liga outfit were eager to land the Belgian striker and offer the game time being denied him at Stamford Bridge.’Chelsea never wanted Vardy’Antonio Conte has denied that Chelsea were ever interested in signing Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.The Blues were among those to be linked with the England international as the Foxes star generates fresh rounds of rumours during the winter window.Get the full story right here on Goal! Conte dismisses Chelsea exit talkAntonio Conte has redoubled his commitment to Chelsea amid speculation that he could be ready to walk out on the club after just 18 months in charge.There has been intense speculation that the Italian will leave his post at Stamford Bridge at the end of the current campaign.Get the full story right here on Goal! Hazard: I’ll sign new deal after CourtoisEden Hazard has shot down rumours that he’s leaving Chelsea by saying that he will sign a new contract after Thibaut Courtois signs his extension. Both players have been linked with moves to Real Madrid, with Hazard rumoured to be among the main targets for Los Blancos this winter. Read the full story on Goal! Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?Karim Benzema turned down two offers to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea having been interested, according to Don Balon .The Frenchman apparently has no interest in moving to England and wants to remain with the Liga giants, despite frequent links with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Premier League giants compete for WilmotLiverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage’s FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.Musonda draws Nottingham Forest interestNew Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has targeted Chelsea forward Charly Musonda, according to the Telegraph .The Championship side are reportedly looking to sign the 21-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, though they’ll have to fend off interest from Bournemouth, Newcastle and Watford.Chelsea & Man Utd monitor ArthurChelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail reports.Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.Chelsea told to steer clear of CarrollChelsea have been warned off an approach for West Ham striker Andy Carroll, with Pat Nevin considering him to be “one-dimensional”.Michy Batshuayi remains at Stamford Bridge as a back-up option to Alvaro Morata, but he is expected to head out on loan this month after failing to impress Antonio Conte.Read what the former Chelsea man had to say about Carroll in the full story right here on Goal!
“I think we are lucky to have had the first shipment by the end of last year, and the end of February was (when we had) the second shipment of alumina. So far, the operation has already gone to a higher level, so we will have enough eventually to arrange at least one shipment per month,” he indicated. Story Highlights Chinese entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), which owns and operates the Alpart refinery in St. Elizabeth, is aiming to upgrade the plant and increase its capacity to facilitate the exportation of a minimum one shipment of alumina per month. Chinese entity, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), which owns and operates the Alpart refinery in St. Elizabeth, is aiming to upgrade the plant and increase its capacity to facilitate at least one shipment of alumina per month.Assistant Managing Director of JISCO Alpart Jamaica, Sun Jing, disclosed that the company has already spent US$150 million to overhaul the plant in order to commence production that will lead to them attaining the target this year. According to Mr. Sun, the company has already been able to export two shipments of alumina in just over six months.“I think we are lucky to have had the first shipment by the end of last year, and the end of February was (when we had) the second shipment of alumina. So far, the operation has already gone to a higher level, so we will have enough eventually to arrange at least one shipment per month,” he indicated.The JISCO executive noted, however, that the outdated facilities present some challenges with respect to getting the plant fully operational. “We have to engage more persons to help us to run this plant. So although it probably needs 600-700 persons to operate, we have employed almost 900 Jamaicans for maintenance, operations and other relevant activities,” he said.Mr. Sun emphasised that modification and upgrade of the plant are imperative in order to maintain the operation. “Until then, we just keep going… although some of the (input) costs are very high, like oil and caustic soda. So to survive for the long-term, we need to do the expansion as quickly as possible.” Mr. Sun noted, however, that full modification and upgrading will take time.“When you finish the design, then you will have to begin the procurement process to buy equipment and do the installation. For the new equipment to be commissioned takes about one year.” he explained.Mr. Sun assured, however, that JISCO is committed to keeping the facility’s operations going until the modification and upgrading project is completed, “then we will have a chance to finish the new learning curve to bring this Alpart plant to the two million-tonne capacity per year”.A framework agreement has been signed between the Government of Jamaica and JISCO to undertake major improvement works at the plant and at Port Kaiser. This includes expansion of the existing refinery and construction of a new alumina plant; construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant; and the creation of a Special Economic Zone.Sale of the Alpart plant to JISCO and its subsequent reopening have been credited for significantly contributing to a 15 per cent growth in Jamaica’s mining sector over the October to December quarter of 2017. Assistant Managing Director of JISCO Alpart Jamaica, Sun Jing, disclosed that the company has already spent US$150 million to overhaul the plant in order to commence production that will lead to them attaining the target this year. According to Mr. Sun, the company has already been able to export two shipments of alumina in just over six months.
Moody’s rating agency has upgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises’ senior unsecured rating to Baa2 from Baa3, and assigned a P-2 rating to the company’s planned USD 1.15 billion commercial paper program.The rating agency added that the company’s rating outlook is stable.“The upgrade to Baa2 reflects Moody’s expectation that Royal Caribbean will benefit from strong booking trends, increased onboard spending and the introduction of new ships which will enable the company to maintain leverage below 3.5x,” Pete Trombetta, Moody’s lead lodging and cruise analyst, said.“The upgrade also reflects the company’s improved liquidity position, including reduced outstandings under its committed revolving credit facilities,” Trombetta added.The P-2 commercial paper rating reflects RCL’s adequate liquidity, supported by its strong free cash flow generation which is sufficient to cover debt maturities over the next 24 months.Constraining the company’s liquidity profile is the large cash outflows related to new ship deliveries which cause spikes in capital expenditures throughout the year.RCL also has a USD 1.4 billion revolver due 2020 and a USD 1.2 billion revolver due in 2022; combined outstandings of about USD 700 million at March 31, 2018.The revolvers do not require a material adverse change representation at borrowing, but do contain financial covenants which are expected to maintain ample headroom, Moody’s concluded.